Read On! Summer Reading Prep

It’s Summer Reading prep time here at the library. Autumn and Lilly are putting together this year’s Summer Reading program, which will have something for everyone.

The larger purpose of Summer Reading programs is to prevent the “Summer Slide,” a phenomenon where students spend the summer forgetting much of what they learned during the school year. It turns out, if students read all summer, they remember more and are better prepared for their next year in school. So, public libraries across the country host Summer Reading programs to help kids be more successful in school.

Our Summer program consists of two parts: the reading part and the event part. The reading part takes a couple of forms. Kids ages 5-11 will keep track of how much time they spend reading and will earn prizes at particular time markers. Younger kids (birth to age 4) will receive a BINGO sheet with reading and activity suggestions. Teens will receive a similar, but obviously different, BINGO sheet. Adults who want to participate will receive a game board with reading suggestions and activities.

The event part is exactly like it sounds: events to attend either at the library or virtually. They don’t count for the reading part, but they’re super fun. With the pandemic and expansion construction to account for, we’ll have a mix of in-person, online, and grab-and-go events for all ages.

If you’re looking for fun before summer, don’t miss our Virtual Trivia Night this Thursday (4/29/2021) at 6:30 PM via Google Meet. Keep an eye on our Facebook page the day of for the link that’ll connect you to our game.

This is our second trivia night and we’re looking forward to it! It should take about an hour from start to finish and the questions are general trivia, so they’ll cover a wide range of topics. Good luck!